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faa furloughs of air traffic controllers began today but the real test is tomorrow. the first business day of the week. delays could run for hours at major hubs such as atlanta and new york. because of sequester cuts all air traffic controllers may take one day off every two weeks. that means most towers will lose one controller every day maybe more. here in the bay area today, sfo and manetta san jose experienced no delays. sources at sfo said four employees there were furloughed today. ktvu's deborah villalon was live as they rolled out furloughs there. >> reporter: this tower went dark over an hour ago. it's closed overnight. it will reopen at 6:00 a.m. for another busy day of small planes, business jets and commercial flights and fewer controllers to manage the mix. >>> a rise in airlines prepared for take off to los angeles. one of nine flights keeping this santa rosa terminal busy today under the watchful eye of the tower. down by at least one controller, maybe two. the one who answered said he was too busy to talk about it. >> who knows, today was the first day of sequester that
. >> a new option for commuters in the south bay if you're willing to pedal or to walk. >>> plus, why the faa is warning to travelers to expect delays at the nation's largest airport starting tomorrow. >>> the federal aviation administration as you can expect to see delays at the nationest largest airports starting tomorrow morning. officials say sequester cuts went into effect today. the delays are mainly the result of furloughing for air traffic controllers. they're now required to take one day off without pay for every ten days worked. the system worked smoothly today but wasn't that busy today. the real test will come tomorrow morning when the skies are more crowded. >>> a new paved trail about seven miles long opened in san jose this weekend. the section of the guadalupe river trail connects the community of val viso to santa fe. about half of them use the trail to fwet to work. that number of people on the trail expected to increase now that the path is paved. >> it gets kind of -- when i go over bumps or driveways like that, it's, like, you know, doesn't feel comfortable. i got to be o
ship. >> when the faa was shut down a few years ago flights weren't affected. it seems there is a request or directive out there to take steps so that passengers will be inconvenienced so they will call their elected officials to get them to take action. >> reporter: ray lahood says the furloughs of air traffic controllers is a dumb idea. now might be a good time to download an airline flight app for your smartphone it won't take much to make a mess of flight schedules. >> one bad storm and that will ruin everything. >> last week we had a bad storm in chicago and that airport came to a near close. that's with everybody in their jobs. >> reporter: everyone in federal government associated with the flight controllers furlough plan seems to be saying it's not my fault. but we vice-president heard anyone say they have a plan to fix it. at zap fran international don knapp can -p i, 5. >>> they are asking a federal court to stop the furlough of air traffic controllers. they say the cuts are compromising the safety and efficiency of the airline industry. >>> checking ba
up to $10,000 just to sweep it all away. furloughs have started for 47,000 f.a.a. employees. that means there are fewer air traffic controllers at airports including here in the bay area. government budget cuts are forcinged it rail agencies to -- federal agencies to cut spending. no major flight delays in the bay area. and now to texas where tonight we are learning that the first responders who rushed in to put out the massive fire at the fertilizer plant in the small town of west paid a staggering price much higher than we initially thought. abc newsepte ithe.>> today tside explosion site at theexas fertilizer plant, the local sheriff told us that the first responders who died didn't have a chance. 14 people were killed and authorities say 12 of them were firefighters and paramedics and other, woulders there trying to -- workers trying to put out the initial fire that may have caused the explosion. >> our priority is the line of duty death investigation for the firefighters and first responders who lost their lives this this incident. >> reporter: it is one of the greatest
started for 47,000 f.a.a. employees. that means there are fewer air traffic controllers at airports including here in the bay area. government budget cuts are forcinged it rail agencies to -- federalagcies to endi no major flight delays in the bay area. and now to texas where tonight we are learning that the first responders who rushed in to put out the massive fire at the fertilizer plant in the small town of west paid a staggering price much higher than we initially thought. abc news reporter is there. >> today outside that massive explosion site at the texas fertilizer plant, the local sheriff told us that the first reonders who died didn't ve a chance. 14 people were killed and auies say 12 ofm we firefighters and paramedics and other, woulders there trying to -- workers trying to put out the initial fire that may have caused the explosion. >> our priority is the line of duty death investigation for the firefighters and first responders who lost their lives this this incident. >> reporter: it is one of the greatest losses of first responders since the 2007 charleston sofa factor
the warriors are dealing with david lee's injury. we'll hear interest the head coach. >>> plus, why the faa is warning travelers to expect delays at the nation's largest airports starting tomorrow. >>> also -- >> check out the trails, see if i can make it. >> there you go. a new option in the south bay for people who want to walk or pedal for fun or perhaps even get to work. >>> we're following a developing story in the midwest tonight. rising water and a stormy forecast are causing concern along the mississippi river. the river is at or near flood stage across a huge swath of the region from illinois to missouri and beyond. the high water forced the army corps of engineers to close lox and halt traffic. two bridges were also closed for several hours after more than 100 barges broke loose last night south of st. louis. last week's storms dumped a month's worth of rain in a few hours and triggered widespread flash flooding. at least three deaths have been blamed on the floods. >>> a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled a large part of mexico tonight. the quake struck about 300 miles south of pue
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